Space Invaders arcade emulator

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Space Invaders Arcade Emulator
Space Invaders 1978.jpg
TypeArcade emulator
Wiimote1.svg Nunchuck alternative.svg Loads files from the Front SD slot USB mass storage device

This is a Space Invaders TAITO original (1978) emulator.

Inspired on Midway Space Invaders emulator (2008) only allowed for GameCube Controller.

This version is playable with wiimote and nunchuk. High score is stored and could be erased at the beginning during 10 seconds by holding down button B.

Screenshot is avalable and files are store in PNG files in app folder.

Sounds are included in the sofware.

The game requires the original Space Invaders roms to be placed on the SD card or a USB storage device in /apps/invaders/roms.

They're not included with the emulator due to copyright concerns.

The files required are invaders.e, invaders.f, invaders.g, invaders.h.


Wiimote1.svg Nunchuck alternative.svg Action
Wiimote B Button Add coin / Raz high score
Wiimote + Button / Wiimote - Button 1 Player / 2 Players
Wiimote 1 Button Move Left
Wiimote 2 Button Move Right
Wiimote A Button / Nunchuck Z Button Fire
Wiimote 1 Button + Wiimote 2 Button Screenshot
Wiimote HOME Button Return to loader
Wiimote Power Button Shutdown Wii
Wii POWER Button Shutdown Wii
Wii RESET Button Reset Wii

Easter Egg

Invaders Easter Egg.png

To do when Demo mode is on going :

Wiimote A Button Wiimote - Button Wiimote 1 Button Wiimote 2 Button Press them simultaneously
Release them briefly
Wiimote A Button Wiimote + Button Wiimote 1 Button Press them simultaneously

Easter Egg released !

You're now able to see "TAITO COP" in RED below high score.



  • Screenshot support added
  • Using GRRLib 4.1.1 (screenshot only)
  • Adding ability to quit properly the game
  • Solving wav issue to play all wav files type
  • Solving timestamp issue in msec for tracing
  • Code cleanup


  • First release
 Special thanks to :
   Softdev for the original adaptation
   PlaatSoft for his trace idea